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Does Atlantic General Hospital provide rapid testing for COVID-19?

Rapid testing is available at our Atlantic ImmediCare clinic, located at the Townsend Medical Center on 10th Street in Ocean City. No appointment is necessary. Rapid testing is only available to those individuals with two or more symptoms of COVID-19 (see symptom list below). Exposure to someone with COVID-19 is not a factor for rapid testing.

I was recently tested for COVID-19. How do I find out about my results?

Depending upon where you were tested, results may take between 2 and 7 days, sometimes longer. You will be contacted as soon as your results are received from the lab performing the analysis. If you have questions about your pending test results, please call the number below, as appropriate:

Testing at Atlantic General Hospital (ER or inpatient area)
Please call 410-641-1100, extension 9358.

Testing at Atlantic ImmediCare (10th Street, Ocean City)
Please call 410-289-0065.

I have an appointment or services scheduled at Atlantic General Hospital or with an Atlantic General Health System Provider. Should I cancel it?

No. You should come to your appointment as scheduled, unless you are exhibiting any signs of cold or flu-like symptoms, in which case you should call your provider’s office for further instructions.

Atlantic General Health System will provide telehealth access for patient appointments where this type of treatment is appropriate. Patients who qualify for a telehealth appointment will be offered this option as well as instructions for joining the virtual visit.

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19 and I have an upcoming appointment at Atlantic General Hospital or with an Atlantic General Health System provider?

If you are exhibiting any signs of cold- or flu-like symptoms, including the ones below, you should reschedule your appointment for the health and safety of those around you. If you feel like you need to keep your appointment, please call in advance to discuss with your doctor's office.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Cough (dry)
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fever of 100 degree F or greater
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking (rigors) with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion/runny nose

I'm scheduled to attend a class at Atlantic General Hospital. Will it be canceled?

All in-person hospital and community events and classes have been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For a list of events that will be held virtually, click here.

I frequently visit an Atlantic General Hospital location for other events outside of my health care, for example, the cafeteria and the chapel. Can I still continue these activities?

For your health and safety, as well as the safety of our patients and caregivers, visitation guidelines have been modified. Click here for current visitation requirements. The cafeteria and chapel will only be available to those approved in the updated visitor policy.

My children usually come with me to appointments. Can I bring them?

No. Children under the age of 18 (unless they are the parent of a child) are not permitted to visit the hospital or outpatient centers during these temporary visitor restrictions. Please visit the hospital's Temporary Visitor Restrictions webpage or our social media sites for any updates.

How long will these changes in the visiting policy be in effect?

Because this is a rapidly changing situation, we cannot predict how long these restrictions will remain in place. We will maintain them as long as necessary to protect our patients, visitors and caregivers. Please see our Temporary Visitor Restrictions or our social media sites for the most up-to-date information.

If I think I have COVID-19 what should I do?

If you have symptoms or you have been exposed to the virus through direct contact with someone who has tested positive, you should contact your health care provider to determine whether you should be screened and how best to isolate yourself from others and for how long.

If your health care provider or the health department determines that you need to be screened, the following testing locations are available:

Atlantic ImmediCare
at Townsend Medical Center
1001 N. Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City
410-289-0065
No appointment necessary, with the exception of pre-operative/pre-procedure testing.

75th Street Injury and Illness Center
7408 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD
410-524-0075

CVS Pharmacy
12001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City
www.cvshealth.com

Unless you are suffering a medical emergency, please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or other medical facility. If it is determined that you need to be screened or require further medical care, do not bring friends or family members with you, unless they are your caregiver. If you are not experiencing a medical emergency you should speak with your healthcare provider, who can direct you to the appropriate facility. Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth to your appointment. If you have an inhaler, bring that with you as well.